Sims scrap facility in Nevada approved

Zoning permit issued for scrap metal facility in Fernley, Nevada.

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March 22, 2019

Rye, New York-based Sims Metal Management has been granted a special use permit by the city council in Fernley, Nevada, to open a scrap metal recycling facility. Fernley is in the western central part of Nevada, near Reno and Sparks.

According to an online news item by the Reno Gazette-Journal, the facility will be cited on a 10-acre plot.

The Sims location in Fernley will buy a range of scrap metal items including aluminum used beverage cans (UBCs), other types of aluminum including siding, brass scrap, ferrous scrap and some types of appliances, including water heaters.

Sims Metal Management or its joint venture partner SA Recycling currently operate six facilities in Nevada, with one in nearby Sparks and the other five in the Las Vegas region in southern Nevada.

A Fernley city council member is quoted as saying the ability to have a UBC recycling facility in the town is “a great thing” for the city of about 20,000 people.